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The Recreated Company

Kellogg's Company will be an affiliate of Schuyler's Company (French and Indian War) and 2nd Albany County Militia (Revolutionary War).

Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers:

  • Captain - John Osinski
  • Lieutenant - Clint Leggett
  • Sergeant - Bob Allers
  • Corporal - Josh Diehl

Uniforms

Militia were uniformed in the manner of the Army, but how well remains to be seen. They were to be clothed at their own expense, but received, on account, $16 for clothing. Like New York of 1812, we are seeking "economy of dress, &c. A cheap, neat, and becoming uniform".

The uniform coat will be a blue "roundabout", which was the Army's "undress uniform" of the period. Initial coats will be blue, but later coats may be gray, reflecting the move from blue to gray in 1814. The NCOs (or anyone else that desires to) will be in tailed coatees, blue with red facings and turnbacks. The hat will be a round hat (aka... low topper).

Kellogg's is indeed militia, and civilian clothing is OK. In fact, after Ogdensburg, much of what the company marched out of Cobleskill was lost.

Arms

Although we are an artillery company, the men were armed with muskets as well. Issued arms were most likely the 1795 Springfield, essentially a copy of the 1766 pattern Charleville. Militia were encouraged to bring their own firelocks, however.

Uniform guidelines:

  • Coatee for non-commissioned officers (blue broadcloth faced scarlet) (The unit has the correct pattern)
  • Roundabout in blue wool for privates, matrosses or gunners (The unit has the correct pattern)
  • White or blue fall front trousers - should have high waist
  • Shoes or half boots - shoes should not have buckles but should have laces instead
  • Black "top hat" (Panther Primatives Low Topper or similar round hat)
  • Leather Cockade (Pickaway Plains Leather Eagle Fan Cockade. For placement the base of the fan of the cockade should be even with the hat crown)
  • Black half gaiters*
  • Leather neck stock* (Pickaway Plains Leather Eagle Neck Stock. or the pattern in "Sketchbook 76" on page 5)
  • White broad-cloth waistcoat*
  • Watch coat*

*desired, not required

Equipment guidelines

  • Musket or rifle (while the 1795 Model Springfield Musket or the 1766 Charleville are correct any Rev War or later musket or rifle will be acceptable)
  • Cartridge box (Dixie Gun Works PL6610 Revolutionary War Cartridge Pouch is a copy of the 1808 pattern and correct for our impression but a similar box is OK)
  • Canteen (wooden cheesebox style preferred - Cartlandtavern produces ours )
  • Bayonet*
  • Knapsack*

*desired, not required

Manuals for Infantry and Artillery

Steuben's Manual of Arms - (New Edition 1807): Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States by Baron De Steuben. This is a Google e_book.

Colonel Alexander Smyth's Manual of Arms - 1812: Supplement for the REGULATION FOR THE FIELD EXERCISE, MANOEUVRES, AND CONDUCT OF THE INFANTRY OF THE UNITED STATES.

Major Amos Stoddard's Artillery Manual for 4 and 6 POUNDERS - 1812: EXERCISE FOR GARRISON AND FIELD ORDINANCE TOGETHER WITH MANEUVERS FOR FIELD ARTILLERY, 4 AND 6 POUND.

Major Amos Stoddard's Artillery Manual for 42, 22, 24 and 18 POUNDERS - 1812: EXERCISE FOR GARRISON AND FIELD ORDINANCE TOGETHER WITH MANEUVERS FOR 42, 22, 24 and 18 POUNDERS mounted in Garrison on Carriages of Four Wheel Trucks.

Toussards Artillery Manual - 1809: American Artillerists Companion or Elements of Artillery. This is a Google e_book.

All Done